From 21 to 25 April, 2019, we participated in the SOLAS Open Science Conference at the University of Hokkaido, which based at the beautiful city named Sapporo, at the North of Japan.
«SOLAS» stands for «Surface Ocean – Lower Atmosphere Studies». Here you have some more information about SOLAS from its official webpage:
«Since 2004, the Surface Ocean – Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS) project is an international research initiative aiming to understand the key biogeochemical-physical interactions and feedbacks between the ocean and atmosphere. Achievement of this goal is important to understand and quantify the role that ocean-atmosphere interactions play in the regulation of climate and global change.«
But, what is #SOLAS and which are the research topics involved? Well, many! Take a look at this figure:
I would like to thank SOLAS OSC committee for accepting my research for an oral presentation entitled:
Ecological modelling of the marine biogenic emission of isoprene in the Southern Ocean
In case you are curious, here you can find all the figures and conceptual diagrams of #SOLAS research themes: http://solas-int.org.customers.tigertech.net/figures-conceptual-diagrams.html
And, of course, if you wanna go deeper, here you have the «#SOLAS 2015-2025: Science Plan and Organisation»: http://www.solas-int.org/files/solas-int/content/downloads/About/Future%20SOLAS/SOLAS%202015-2025_Science%20Plan%20and%20Organistation_under%20review_March_2015.pdf
Finally, again, thanks to all SOLAS people for making these days an amazing opportunity for ocean-atmosphere researchers, mostly for the young ones.
We also had a great closing dinner with traditional Japanese music…
… and a sake taste!
Pablo Rodríguez Ros
25 April, 2019